The initial goal was to fill a quarter of staff positions with experts from civilian agencies; now the target is 4 percent and even that is proving difficult.
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Bill would give watchdog the authority to interview federal employees under oath and to obtain information that three agencies assert is proprietary.
Report does indicate some weaknesses in property record database run by Lockheed Martin.
Scuttling DHS proposal for a network to check identities of international travelers departing the country could suspend visa waiver program.
John McCain's campaign seems little more than a candidate, an airplane and a small staff.
Some activists and Senate Democrats question Connecticut senator's chairmanship of Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.
A handful of senior aides have left in recent weeks; some staffers claim panel's oversight work is being eclisped by a focus on promoting contracting opportunities for small and minority-owned businesses.
Transportation Department favors market-based solutions, but outside observers say these solutions are unproven.
Nevada nuclear waste repository will come with a price tag of more than $90 billion.
Department may have to delay state grants to make first responder communications interoperable.